Ms. Ashurst Recognized by FCPS!

March 2019's FCPS Cares Region 4 Recipient

By Department of Human Resources
May 20, 2019

Congratulations to School Counselor Leigh Ashurst on being recognized as the March FCPS Cares Recipient of the Month for Region 4 by the Department of Human Resources. Congratulations, Ms. Ashurst!

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Ms. Leigh Ashurst (right) was recognized at an informal celebratory breakfast for her March FCPS Cares recognition. A member from the FCPS HR Department and Principal Renee Miller presented Ms. Ashurst with her certificate and pin.

Below is the write up submitted by a Keene Mill ES parent.

My three kids have been in multiple elementary schools, but none with a school counselor as amazing as Leigh Ashurst. Both of my kids at Keene Mill love her. Getting to do a lunch bunch with her is the highlight of the day (and my kids say that their peers fight over who gets to eat lunch with her each day). She knows all of the kids and seems to genuinely love her job. My daughter has struggled with some issues as well as some anxiety about workload and Ms. Ashurst has always been there for her. She says, "Ms. Ashurst always talks to me and helps me figure out how to help work on a situation, but never makes me feel stupid or like she doesn't have time for me. I love going to see her. Every day I get to spend time with her is a good day for me." I have never met a student or parent who didn't think she was amazing. She's patient, funny, caring, and it's clear the kids trust her implicitly (which is huge as a school counselor). I feel better knowing that she is there not only for my own kid, but for any kid who is struggling with something. She does Keene Mill proud every day, and I'm so thrilled she is in my children's lives.